The Fat Quarter Skirt pattern is now available! 

This skirt pattern has been a favorite at our house for years. Combine just two fat quarters of fabric (commonly stashed in many sewing rooms!) to fit a child wearing sizes 2-6. My girls love wearing them with sweaters and leggings in the winter and t-shirts in the summer time. I love that it is cost-effective and quick sew.

“The only thing that would have made this pattern better was less choice in my stash so I could decide faster!” ~ Stacey, pattern tester

This “twirl-friendly” skirt has a fun contrast band at the bottom and an easy-to-fit elastic waistband. It is a simple, beginner-friendly pattern with a few tricks to keep it easy and fun. Great for quilters who haven’t had garment sewing experience and would like a simple starter project – it even has a 1/4″ seam allowance! Or, are you teaching your kids to sew? It’s simple enough for them to understand as well.

Make your little girl happy and de-stash some fabric. (Win, Win!)

Purchase the Fat Quarter Skirt PDF Pattern – $8.50 CDN

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“… love that my four-year-old could help out a little… she assisted in fabric selection, cutting and a couple of side seams. Great for learning!” ~ Gillian, pattern tester

This skirt features 5 sizes, child’s 2-6, to create a skirt that is 9-11 1/2″ (23-30cm) long. The easily adjusted elastic waistband fits your child perfectly, and it makes dressing easier too! A hidden casing is simple to sew and the hem band eliminates the need to press multiple folds, plus it adds a cute pop of colour!

Expect lots of tips and tricks throughout, a glossary of terms, recommended best practices and instructions geared towards an absolute beginner. This pattern is truly a quick sew – allow yourself just 1-3 hours to finish, including your fabric cutting time. It’s also a great stash-buster, requiring only 2 fat quarters and a length of elastic… things you probably already have in your stash.

“I like your little extras like the “seam allowance icon” and the “check boxes”. Great ideas!” ~ Kelly, pattern tester

Here is what you can expect when you purchase the instant PDF Pattern download:

  • An 8 page PDF pattern e-book with clear instructions.
  • No pattern pieces to print out! Use the easy-to-follow cutting chart.
  • Simple, detailed instructions to help you complete each step.
  • Clearly marked colour photos to illustrate the step-by-step process.
  • Both metric and imperial measurements throughout.
  • This e-book is viewable on your mobile device, or print to letter size or A4 paper.
  • Granny’s Sewing Basket – highlights Notes and Tips to make your project faster and easier! (introduction to Granny)
  • Large seam allowance icons throughout, no more searching when you forget.
  • Check boxes in all lists and for each step, for those of you who love to keep track of your progress.
  • This pattern includes a limited production seller’s license.
“It was a lovely, quick project that was nice to do in between other projects. And who doesn’t love a quick, cute, easy to complete project?” ~ Monique, pattern tester
Supplies needed to complete any size of Fat Quarter Skirt:
  • 1 fat quarter for the main skirt
  • 1 fat quarter for the contrast band and casing
  • thread (for sewing and edge-stitching)
  • 1 yard (metre) of 3/4″ (20 mm) elastic (non-roll recommended)
  • safety pin, bodkin for threading elastic
  • scissors, sewing machine, pins, ruler, iron, pressing surface etc.
More inspiration and tester photos will be posted this week. It will be a fun photo-bomb of twirly happy children!
“I love it! What a great stash buster.” ~ Liz, pattern tester
 Sew a skirt (or seven) for your favorite twirl-loving child! 

Purchase the Fat Quarter Skirt PDF Pattern – $8.50 CDN

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If you need any more information or help throughout the pattern I am always available – please email